Reading and Writing

At The Master’s School, reading and writing instruction is highly effective. Highly effective reading instruction concurrently incorporates instruction in two interrelated sets of skills: foundational reading skills and reading comprehension skills. Foundational reading skills include phonemic awareness, phonemic decoding skills, morphological skills, fluency in word recognition and text processing, oral language vocabulary and skills, and spelling and writing skills. 
Foundational reading skills, including broad conceptual knowledge, text-comprehension skills, thinking and reasoning skills, and motivation and engagement, undergird comprehension skills. At The Master’s School, highly effective reading instruction is explicit (includes explanations, demonstrations, and gradually faded guidance), systematic (logically ordered from simple to complex), cumulative (new teaching builds from previous learning), and responsively differentiated (with precisely individualized variation in duration, frequency, and intensity) to achieve mastery, automaticity, and proficiency beginning in the first few weeks of Kindergarten and persisting through the end of Grade 5.
The Master’s School is an independent, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian day school enrolling children in preschool through post-graduate in West Simsbury, CT.

The Master's School is fully accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The Master's School opens its doors to all qualified students regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs.